Bryant was a sidekick to Shaquille O'Neal when the Lakers won three championships in the early 2000s. After Shaq left, Bryant led L.A. to two more titles, in 2008--09 and '09--10, winning the Finals MVP both times. In '09 against the Orlando Magic, he averaged 32.4 points and 7.4 assists per game.
Text: Sachin Shenolikar
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